BlackBerry Bold 9780 - Specifications

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Dimensions: 60 x 109 x 14 mm
Weight: 122 g
CPU: 624 MHz
RAM: 512 MB
Storage: 256 MB
Memory cards: microSD, microSDHC
Display: 2.44 in, TFT, 480 x 360 pixels
Battery: 1500 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: BlackBerry 6.0
Camera: 2592 x 1944 pixels
SIM card: Mini-SIM
Wi-Fi: g, n
USB: 2.0, Micro USB
Bluetooth: 2.1
Positioning: GPS, A-GPS

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Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Brand

Brand name of the company that manufactures the device.

BlackBerry
Model

Model name of the device.

Bold 9780
Model alias

Аlternative names, under which the model is known.

9780
Onyx II 9780
Onyx 2 9780

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width

Information about the width, i.e. the horizontal side of the device when it is used in its standard orientation.

60 mm (millimeters)
6 cm (centimeters)
0.2 ft (feet)
2.36 in (inches)
Height

Information about the height, i.e. the vertical side of the device when it is used in its standard orientation.

109 mm (millimeters)
10.9 cm (centimeters)
0.36 ft (feet)
4.29 in (inches)
Thickness

Information about the thickness/depth of the device in different measurement units.

14 mm (millimeters)
1.4 cm (centimeters)
0.05 ft (feet)
0.55 in (inches)
Weight

Information about the weight of the device in different measurement units.

122 g (grams)
0.27 lbs (pounds)
4.3 oz (ounces)
Volume

Estimated volume of the device, calculated from the dimensions provided by the manufacturer. Applies for devices in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped.

91.56 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
5.56 in³ (cubic inches)
Colors

Information about the colors, in which the device is available in the market.

Black
White

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card type

Information about the type and size (form factor) of the SIM card used in the device.

Mini-SIM (2FF - second form factor, since late 1990s, 25.00 x 15.00 x 0.76 mm)
Number of SIM cards

Information about the number of SIM cards, supported by the device.

1

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSM

GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) was developed to replace the analog cellular network (1G), therefore it is referred to as a 2G mobile network. It has been improved with the addition of General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) and later via the Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) technology.

GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTS

UMTS stands for Universal Mobile Telecommunications System. Based on the GSM standard, it is deemed as a 3G mobile network standard. It has been developed by the 3GPP and its major advantage is the provision of greater bandwidth and spectral efficiency, due to the W-CDMA technology.

UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologies

There are several network technologies that enhance the performance of mobile networks mainly by increased data bandwidth. Information about the communication technologies supported by the device and their respective uplink and downlink bandwidth.

UMTS (384 kbit/s )
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA (HSUPA 2 Mbit/s , HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s )

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)

Information about the operating system used by the device as well as its version.

BlackBerry 6.0

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

CPU frequency

The frequency of the processor describes its clock rate in cycles per second. It is measured in Megahertz (MHz) or Gigahertz (GHz).

624 MHz (megahertz)
RAM capacity

RAM (Random-Access Memory) is used by the operating system and all installed applications. Data in the RAM is lost after the device is turned off or restarted.

512 MB (megabytes)

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage

Information about the capacity of the built-in storage of the device. Sometimes one and the same model may is offered in variants with different internal storage capacity.

256 MB (megabytes)

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

Types

The various types of memory cards are characterized by different sizes and capacity. Information about the supported types of memory cards.

microSD
microSDHC
Included card

Capacity of the memory card offered together with the device.

2 GB (gigabytes)
2048 MB (megabytes)

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technology

One of the main characteristics of the display is its type/technology, on which depends its performance.

TFT
Diagonal size

In mobile devices display size is represented by the length of its diagonal measured in inches.

2.44 in (inches)
61.98 mm (millimeters)
6.2 cm (centimeters)
Width

Approximate width of the display

1.95 in (inches)
49.58 mm (millimeters)
4.96 cm (centimeters)
Height

Approximate height of the display

1.46 in (inches)
37.19 mm (millimeters)
3.72 cm (centimeters)
Aspect ratio

The ratio between the long and the short side of the display

1.333:1
4:3
Resolution

The display resolution shows the number of pixels on the horizontal and vertical side of the screen. The higher the resolution is, the greater the detail of the displayed content.

480 x 360 pixels
Pixel density

Information about the number of pixels per centimeter (ppcm) or per inch (ppi) of the display. The higher the pixel density, the more detailed and clearer is the information displayed on the screen.

246 ppi (pixels per inch)
96 ppcm (pixels per centimeter)
Display area

The estimated percentage of the screen area from the device's front area.

28.28 % (percent)

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

Sensors

Sensors vary in type and purpose. They increase the overall functionality of the device, in which they are integrated.

Light

Primary camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed at its back and is used for taking photos and recording videos.

Flash type

Cameras of mobile devices use mainly a LED or a Xenon flash. The LED flash has a softer burst of light and in contrast to the much brighter Xenon flash, is used for recording videos as well.

LED
Image resolution

One of the main characteristics of the cameras of mobile devices is their resolution, which shows the number of pixels on the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the image.

2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP (megapixels)
Features

Information about additional software and hardware features of the privamery camera, which improve its overall performance.

Autofocus

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

Speaker

The loudspeaker is a device, which reproduces various sounds such as ring tones, alarms, music, voice calls, etc. Information about the type of speakers the device uses.

Loudspeaker

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

Radio

Information whether the device has an FM radio receiver or not.

No

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/Positioning

The tracking/positioning service is provided by various satellite navigation systems, which track the autonomous geo-spatial positioning of the device that supports them. The most common satellite navigation systems are the GPS and the GLONASS. There are also non-satellite technologies for locating mobile devices such as the Enhanced Observed Time Difference, Enhanced 911, GSM Cell ID.

GPS
A-GPS

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi communication between devices is realized via the IEEE 802.11 standards. Some devices have the possibility to serve as Wi-Fi Hotspots by providing internet access for other nearby devices. Wi-Fi Direct (Wi-Fi P2P) is another useful standard that allows devices to communicate with each other without the need for wireless access point (WAP).

802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version

The technology has several versions, which improve the connection speed, range, connectivity and discoverability of the devices. Information about the Bluetooth version of the device.

2.1
Features

Bluetooth uses various profiles and protocols related to faster exchange of data, energy saving, better device discoverability, etc. Some of those supported by the device are listed here.

A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector type

There are several USB connector types: the Standard one, the Mini and Micro connectors, On-The-Go connectors, etc. Type of the USB connector used by the device.

Micro USB
Version

There are several versions of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard: USB 1.0 (1996), the USB 2.0 (2000), the USB 3.0 (2008), etc. With each following version the rate of data transfer is increased.

2.0
Features

Тhe USB interface in mobile devices may be used for different purposes such as battery charging, using the device as a mass storage, host, etc.

Charging

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jack

Information whether the device is equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Yes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

Connectivity

Information about some of the most widely used connectivity technologies supported by the device.

Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
UMA

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

Browser

Information about some of the features and standards supported by the browser of the device.

HTML

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecs

List of some of the most common audio file formats and codecs supported standardly by the device.

AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
AAC+ / aacPlus / HE-AAC v1
AMR / AMR-NB / GSM-AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate, .amr, .3ga)
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
WMA (Windows Media Audio, .wma)

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs

List of some of the most common video file formats and codecs supported standardly by the device.

3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, .3gp)
DivX (.avi, .divx, .mkv)
H.263
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
MPEG-4
WMV (Windows Media Video, .wmv)
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity

The capacity of a battery shows the maximum charge, which it can store, measured in mili-Ampere hours.

1500 mAh (milliampere-hours)
Type

The battery type is determined by its structure and more specifically, by the chemicals used in it. There are different battery types and some of the most commonly used in mobile devices are the lithium-ion (Li-Ion) and the lithium-ion polymer battery (Li-Polymer).

Li-Polymer
2G talk time

2G talk time is the time period a battery charge will last, if one is constantly talking on the phone in a 2G cellular network.

6 h (hours)
360 min (minutes)
0.3 days
2G stand-by time

2G stand-by time is the longest time a battery charge will last, if the device is not used but is constantly connected to the 2G cellular network.

528 h (hours)
31680 min (minutes)
22 days
3G talk time

3G talk time is the time period a battery charge will last, if one is constantly talking on the phone in a 3G cellular network.

6 h (hours)
360 min (minutes)
0.3 days
3G stand-by time

3G stand-by time is the longest time a battery charge will last, if the device is not used but is constantly connected to the 3G mobile network.

408 h (hours)
24480 min (minutes)
17 days
Features

Information about some additional features of the device's battery.

Removable

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)

The SAR head rating shows the highest level of exposure to electromagnetic radiation measured when the device is held next to the ear in a talk position. In Europe, the SAR limit for hand-held mobile devices is set to 2 W/kg per 10 g of tissue. This standard is specified by the CENELEC, complies with the IEC standards and follows the ICNIRP Guidelines 1998.

1.15 W/kg (watts per kilogram)
Body SAR (EU)

This SAR rating shows the highest level of exposure to electromagnetic radiation measured when the device is placed at the hip level. The top SAR value for mobile devices used in Europe is limited to 2 W/kg per 10 g of tissue. This standard follows the ICNIRP Guidelines 1998 as well as the IEC standards and is determined by the CENELEC.

0.4 W/kg (watts per kilogram)
Head SAR (USA)

This SAR rating shows the maximum level of exposure to electromagnetic radiation taken when the device is placed next to the ear. The applicable limit for the US is 1.6 W/kg per 1 g of tissue. In the US the FCC tests and sets the SAR limits for all mobile devices, which are controlled by the CTIA.

1.41 W/kg (watts per kilogram)
Body SAR (USA)

The SAR body rating shows the maximum level of exposure to electromagnetic radiation when the device is positioned against the body at the hip. The highest SAR value of mobile devices allowed in the US is set to 1.6 W/kg per 1 g of tissue. It is specified by the FCC and the CTIA follows whether the mobile devices comply with this standard.

0.82 W/kg (watts per kilogram)

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features

Information about other features of the device.

QWERTY keyboard
Touch-sensitive optical trackpad

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BlackBerry Bold 9780

Dimensions: 60 x 109 x 14 mm
Weight: 122 g
CPU: 624 MHz
RAM: 512 MB
Storage: 256 MB
Display: 2.44 in, TFT, 480 x 360 pixels
Battery: 1500 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: BlackBerry 6.0
Camera: 2592 x 1944 pixels